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4 Colonoscopy Myths

To continue raising awareness this Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, we wanted to share some common myths about colonoscopies and colon cancer.

5 Signs of Kidney Cancer

Kidney cancer, or renal cell carcinoma (RCC), may not be as spoken of as breast, prostate, lung or colon cancer, but it still makes the top 10 cancers list. According to the American Cancer Society, almost 64,000 new cases of kidney cancer will occur this year and about 14,400 people will die from the disease.

Recent Study: Colorectal Cancer in Millennials

According to a new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, while colorectal cancer within the United States has experienced an overall decline, it has however been increasing among young adults. And the puzzling part – no one knows why.

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

“Now, therefore, I, William J. Clinton, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim March 2000 as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.” It was 17 years ago that President Clinton declared March, National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in an effort to encourage healthcare providers, advocacy groups, policymakers, and citizens to help raise awareness of this “silent disease.” This year, it’s estimated that there will be 135,400 new cases and 50,300 deaths as a result of colon and rectal (also known as colorectal) cancer. But by knowing your risks and getting tested annually, you can help reduce this number.

What Causes Cancer?

What causes cancer? A question too often asked. While some factors cannot be controlled, did you know that the World Cancer Research Fund estimates that 20 percent of all cancers diagnosed in the US could have been prevented — largely through lifestyle changes?

World Cancer Day: Raising Awareness

Saturday, February 4th, we celebrate World Cancer Day — a global initiative meant to unite the population in the fight against cancer. This year joins the three year campaign of “We can. I can,” meant to explore how we, as a collective, or us, as individuals, can do our parts in reducing the global burden of cancer.

Recent Study: Anxiety May Increase Mortality Risk in Lung Cancer Patients

According to a recent study, published in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, experiencing anxiety and depression while having advanced lung cancer may also increase mortality risk.

Cervical Cancer Diagnosis

If cervical cancer is suspected, either due to an abnormal Pap test result or from symptoms like abnormal vaginal bleeding or pain during sex, your doctor will suggest further testing to confirm or deny diagnosis.

5 Cancer Warning Signs Men Shouldn’t Ignore

When we experience bodily changes, more often than not we continue on in our daily routines. Sometime, these changes aren’t anything alarming, but other times they could mean something more serious is afoot. If you experience any of the below, let your physician know for further evaluation.

Thyroid Awareness Month

Thyroid disease affects around 200 million people worldwide and surprisingly, many are unaware of their condition. As January brings Thyroid Awareness into focus, we encourage you to educate yourself on the thyroid and understand the importance of self exams for this all too common disease.